Dallas Cowboys Give Dak Prescott A New Offer
The Dallas Cowboys gave Dak Prescott a new offer this week. This comes on the heels of him reportedly rejecting a $33 million one.
Late last week, reports emerged that Dallas had presented their young starting quarterback with an offer that would pay him $33 million per year and roughly $105 million guaranteed. He apparently was not moved by that total, and did not accept it.
According to ESPN NFL insider Todd Archer, Dallas this week returned to the negotiating table with a new deal. This one would pay Prescott $33.5 million.
With the franchise tag deadline coming Thursday, the Cowboys have sent a new proposal to the agent of Dak Prescott in hopes of kick-starting talks on a multi-year deal, according to a source. Russell Wilson ($35 million) and Ben Roethlisberger ($34… https://t.co/OiEWEcpBnI
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 9, 2020
That total per year is notable because it is what Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff both make.
If Prescott were to take this offer, he would become the third highest-paid quarterback in the league.
There is a reasonable case to be made that Prescott probably deserves to be making more than Goff.
However, is he worth more money than Rodgers? It is debatable.
Clearly Prescott is younger, but Rodgers is objectively more decorated and arguably a better overall quarterback at this stage in both their careers.
With Prescott leading the way, Dallas went 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs altogether. With him as the team’s starting passer, the Cowboys have yet to make the postseason.